Remember that iconic Vogue cover featuring Kanye West and Kim Kardashian? Of course you do. We all have a big-ass poster of it in our respective living rooms, paying tribute to the blockbuster 2014 magazine cover that launched a thousand emulations. The Kardashian-Wests have followed that classic moment with Thursday’s unveiling of their joint Harper’s Bazaar cover in collaboration with Carine Roitfeld, accompanied by a reliably fascinating interview covering everything from the necessity of nude selfies to the depressing reality of climate change.
The discussion with Laura Brown, paired brilliantly with creative direction by Stephen Gan and photography by Karl Lagerfeld, quickly transitions from pondering on the effectiveness of outdoor showers to the couple’s favorite body parts. “Is the face a body part?” Kanye asked. “My favorite body part of Kim’s: heart.” Kim said her favorite body part of her husband’s would be the same, adding “but of my own, I like my upper stomach.”
The interview is laced with almost too many quotables to mention here, so we have generously selected a few highlights for your immediate perusal below.
Kanye’s favorite song ever:
“All Along the Watchtower.” The Jimi Hendrix cover.
Kanye’s favorite Taylor Swift song:
I don’t have one.
Kim’s celebrity crush:
I thought Johnny Depp was so cute when I was younger.
Historical figures they identify with, according to ‘Ye:
Us? Muhammad Ali, Marilyn Monroe. All day. Next question.
‘Ye on the value of underthinking:
I actually don’t like thinking. I think people think I like to think a lot. And I don’t. I do not like to think at all.
Kim on Kanye’s habit of randomly passing out:
I always flat-out lie that he’s jet-lagged, even if we’ve been home for months.
Kanye on Kim’s empowering nude selfies:
I just love seeing her naked; I love nudity. And I love beautiful shapes. I feel like it’s almost a Renaissance thing, a painting, a modern version of a painting. I think it’s important for Kim to have her figure. To not show it would be like Adele not singing.
Kanye on his “rock ‘n’ roll” single days:
I used to do nude selfies in my single days. You’d get a good cock shot here and there.
Kim on poppin’ off controversial tweets:
I don’t regret any tweets. I’m not a tweeter and deleter. So I have no regrets.
Peep the full Harper’s Bazaar interview, which also includes an amazing Meet the Parents reference and the revelation that Empire is the couple’s favorite show, here.